Milwaukee's Best Ice | Miller Brewing Co.

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680 Ratings
Milwaukee's Best IceMilwaukee's Best Ice
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,285
Reviews:
214
Ratings:
680
pDev:
40.58%
Bros Score:
3.27
 
 
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1.75/5  rDev -15.5%

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2.5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of AllisonWunderland
3.4/5  rDev +64.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

It's 5.9% alcohol and always ON SALE ! ! !

More body than most of the American piss water in a can, it's definitely got the run-of-the-mill commercial canned beer beat to death. As has been noted herein, it's a redneck beer, the one to drink when you're having more than one . . . in the safe company of a designated driver.

The 16 oz can (5.9% alcohol) six pack goes on sale all the time, $5.79 plus deposit. Do the math. That's less than a buck per pint.

You can drink it straight out of the can, but it tastes better in a chilled mug. Goes well with the appropriate red-neck food: Pizza, ribs, chicken, chili, chips, pretzels, pepperoni.

Yes, as a matter of fact, I do understand brewing, but there are times when you want cheap beer and lots of it -- like at keg parties.

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1.75/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of touchofsandusky
3.78/5  rDev +82.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First of all, don't listen to most people. To really appreciate any beer, you really need to have a long-term commitment.

Firstly, this is not a "premium" beer. It's economical. Think about it; a 12-pack for $5.99. TWELVE BEERS. SIX DOLLARS.

Not only is it twelve beers for six dollars, it's 5.9%!

This is the go-to beer for rednecks (at least in my area), and there is a dang good reason for this. It's cheap, it's effective (in terms of getting drunk) and it's readily available at any local gas station or convenience store. This is NOT the beer for someone who drinks beer for flavor... which I've never quite understood myself, but that's besides the point. Anyone who -really- drinks knows that beers that taste good usually come with a headache or indegestion. Milwaukees Best is what I would consider the BEST beer because it's cheap, readily available, has high alcohol percentage, and doesn't taste like pee in a can. It's very drinkable, and very economical. Good for shotguns, or for mooching bros or beer bong.

Bottom line is, the people that give this beer BAD reviews won't know what their missing until it's gone. Sure, I enjoy a "good" tasting beer occasionally... but I don't want the BEST to dissappear because a bunch of reviewers felt like talking smack about a beer that they didn't even understand. It's good, potent, and CHEAP. And it doesn't taste too bad either. I just mentioned FOUR positive things, and there is no disputing any of them. Keep this on the market, and I'll keep buying it. I only drink the BEST.

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1.25/5  rDev -39.6%

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1/5  rDev -51.7%

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2/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of netrioter
2.53/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not as good as alot of ice beers....ill leave it at that.

$5.99 for a 12 pack of cans on sale at Krogers here in Durham NC

average ice beer with a nasty aftertaste if you let it warm up...Miller Lite Ice was much better but seems to be replaced by this.

Its good to buy if youre having people you dont like over that forgot to byob or the alcohound bros are over and you dont want to spend a fortune as the provider of beer for the party....it has enough alcohol to kick their asses and leave them with a hangover bad enough to make them think twice before they mess with the Beast again....unless theyre hardcore bastards...then they probably drink this on the reg.

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Photo of BeerCan-noiseur
3.82/5  rDev +84.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a nice can of beer. Very distinctive. It has a good head and good carbonation. Is it Guinness? No. Is there a better beer you can buy for 50 cents a can? No. Does it fit the parameters? Yes. 5.9% alcohol and 144 calories. It's like drinking two beers for one. Two cans of light beer are about 150 calories and will probably run you about $1.50 and you'll still only get about 6.0% alcohol total. If you buy the 30 pack it'll last you a month. I'm disappointed that othe reviewers don't see the value of this beer.

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5/5  rDev +141.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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1/5  rDev -51.7%

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1/5  rDev -51.7%

Photo of papat444
2.47/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. can.

Appearance: Ginger ale yellow color body with a surprisingly large head.

Smell: Weird, not natural aroma really and actually smells like ice.

Taste: Taste of mild tropical fruit along with corn.

Mouthfeel: Crisp feel but blink and the feel is gone.

Overall: Could do worse but also could do better.

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Photo of troobie
3.91/5  rDev +88.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beast Ice, your number-one choice in beers nicknamed "The Beast."

Reviewed within the macro ice beer style! Compared to other macro ice lagers.

A: Lighter color than expected. Depending on the background, color ranges from amber to gold. I expected darker for some reason. Leaves a finger of foam after a soft pour that turns into a solid ring with patchy foam in the center. Some modest lacing. Yes, lacing.

S: Typical Miller product with an emphasis on corn, creamed corn, and corn on the cob. Metallic bitterness, alcohol, hay, and green tea. Somewhat inviting for the style.

T: Once again, typical Miller product. I swear that everything Miller brews is just a variation of one beer. Corn, metallic, grain. Really not much there outside of the sweet/sour thing. Sweet up front but bitterness chimes in quickly and lasts throughout. Bitterness does serve to balance the beer and keep it from becoming cloying. Think "drinkability." "Old man beer" is not something that I seek out in the taste department but it works for MBI.

M: The most enjoyable thing about this beer. Medium-high carbonation. There is a creaminess that helps to dull the taste and make it more palatable. Slick and somewhat substantial. To me it's almost chewy. I'd say MBI is unique among ice beers in having such a substantial mouthfeel.

O: I'm no stranger to ice beers. I regularly enjoy Icehouse, Bud Ice, Busch Ice, Natural Ice, and Keystone Ice. I've had many more including Molson Ice, Genessee Ice, and Mickey's Ice. Milwaukee's Best Ice is unique in that it specializes in that classic "old man beer" flavor (think PBR, Old Milwaukee, Grain Belt, and Utica Club.) I used to dislike Beast Ice but now I buy it at least once per month. If you drink ice beers this is worth throwing into your rotation. Until a few years ago it was consistently $5.59 for a 12 pack. I believe it has gone up to at least $6.59. There are no pretenses here, this is meant to be affordable.

For the record, I believe that Miller changed the recipe on this beer when they switched to the current label circa 2010. I emailed Miller and they said there was no change, but other beers of the same ilk have left the same impression on me in similar circumstances.

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3.5/5  rDev +69.1%

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2.5/5  rDev +20.8%

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1/5  rDev -51.7%

Photo of jimmah120
2.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

24oz can into hourglass

Look is pale yellow with one stream of rising bubbles, small sudsy head. Smell is almost non-existant. I have to strain to pick up some metallic corn. Taste is corn and grain at first, followed by alcohol and a sickly-sweet 'ice' flavor. Kinda like steel reserve mixed with rubber. Not altogether unpleasant, but not enjoyable either.

Not sure what the appeal of this one is; it seems like it should have a higher ABV. Still, I finished the can..

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2.35/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Me and 2 of my friends were recently sitting around having a slow night so we decide to go on over to the good ole liquor store and pick up a 30 pack of this for only $14. So we all crack one open, With no smell to speak of, A decent taste, along with a decent mouthfeel. As we tear through the 30 pack we all start to get drunk...At a fast pace. If there is one thing this beer is good at it is getting people SMASHED. Seriously, a 30 pack of this could get 6 or 7 lightweights smashed off of their ass. No, It isn't particularly good tasting, But I'm not a beer snob. Pick up a few cases for a party of 15, And I can guarantee you that everybody will be wasted by the time it is gone.

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3/5  rDev +44.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -39.6%

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1.25/5  rDev -39.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Milwaukee's Best Ice from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.07 out of 5 with 680 ratings
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